Richard Petty Net Worth is$65 Million
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Profession: Racecar driver, Politician
Date of Birth: Jul 2, 1937
Country: United States of America
Richard Lee Petty is an American NASCAR driver with a net worth of $65 million. Richard Petty gained his net worth by winning the NASCAR Championship seven times and is nicknamed "The King". Petty was born in Level Cross, North Carolina, and has won a record of 200 races during his career including winning the Daytona 500 seven times.
Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. "The King", as he is nicknamed, is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (ten of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone. (A 1972 rule change eliminated races under 250 miles (400 km) in length, reducing the schedule to 30 [now 36] races.) Petty is widely considered one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole. He also collected a record number of poles (127) and over 700 top-ten finishes in his 1,185 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971-1989. Petty is a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall in 2010.
Petty is a second generation driver. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a 3 time NASCAR champion. Richard's son, Kyle Petty, is also a well-known NASCAR driver. Richard's grandson, Adam Petty, was killed in an accident at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 12, 2000, five weeks after the death of Lee. Meanwhile, Adam's brother Austin works on day-to-day operations of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Hole in the Wall Gang camp established by the Pettys after Adam's death. Petty married his wife Lynda in 1958 and they have four children - Kyle Petty, Sharon Petty Farlow, Lisa Petty Luck and Rebecca Petty Moffit - and 12 grandchildren. The family still resides in Petty's home town of Level Cross, North Carolina and operates Richard Petty Motorsports. The Richard Petty Museum is in nearby Randleman, North Carolina. Throughout Petty's career, but especially during his prime, Petty was known to stand for hours - backed against a fence,

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Fans given chance to win custom Camaro SS and drive with Richard Petty

Richard Petty and the online fundraising platform Omaze are offering one lucky fan the opportunity to win a customized Chevrolet Camaro SS and to get exclusive access to the 'King' himself, Richard Petty Along with the car and a chance to drive with the ...
Posted: May 16, 2018, 7:58 am

Richard Petty’s 1974 Daytona 500 car goes for $490,000 at auction

The Dodge Charger that Richard Petty drove to the win in the 1974 Daytona 500 sold for $490,000 Saturday in the “Property from the Collection of Richard Petty” auction in Las Vegas. The car, which Petty drove to 31 of his 200 Cup victories, was one of ...
Posted: May 14, 2018, 11:53 am

Richard Dawkins’ “Bible Whoppers” Are the “Delusion”

Dawkins describes God in a way remarkably similar to how Democrats describe Republicans: The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak ...
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:48 pm
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